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#1371 of 3341 Faulty Horn?
Sep 26, 2005 (8:32 pm)
My 2004 Passat 1.8T auto's horn was engaged for about 30 minutes today when it was locked and parked and had been sitting normally for 20 minutes. A co-worker informed me that it was going off and I had a difficult time turning it off. I don't think it turn-off by the remote. In fact, I don't know how it was turned off. It was not the panic alarm feature which has an alternating beep but was a constant annoying stream. Any thoughts anyone? The car only has 10K miles and will be in on Thursday, so I would like to be able to point VW in the right direction.
#1372 of 3341 CD changer for glovebox
Sep 27, 2005 (10:55 am)
I just purchased the 2006 Passat Value Edition. The glovebox is already wired for a 6 disc cd changer. It will cost $500 from the dealership - yuk! Does anyone know what brand/model will fit in the glovebox? I would really like to go that route rather than installing it in the trunk. Thanks.
#1373 of 3341 Re: Certification process for Passat's [soli1978]
Sep 29, 2005 (9:04 am)
you're in san jose? check with the DA
#1374 of 3341 Front Windshield 2006 Passat
Sep 30, 2005 (12:55 pm)
I just purchased a 2006 Passat. The front windshield has what I would describe as "vertical waves" in it. (To see what I am talking about best, open the drivers door and bend down and look at through the front windshield at an angle) These waves distort whatever is on the other side. My dealer says that most of the new windows on Passats have this. They only had 1 other one, and it has the same thing. Has anyone else seen this? I would like to know if this is true.
#1375 of 3341 Motor is a motor is a motor??
Oct 03, 2005 (3:42 pm)
Will an engine from a 99 passat manual transmission; fit in a 99 passat with an automatic transmission? Thank you for you reply. It's 4 cyl. 1.8 turbo, engine code AEB.
Oct 04, 2005 (4:56 am)
is very likely the same but I am not sure how transmission bolts to the engine.
If it is integrated (I doubt it) then there is a problem
#1377 of 3341 Re: Front Windshield 2006 Passat [naylor]
Oct 04, 2005 (8:27 am)
I used to have a 2003 Toyota Corolla which used to do this; I later on found out all of them did it so I believe it might have something to do with probably advances in windshield technology...
Oct 04, 2005 (2:03 pm)
Is it normal that with about 23K miles on my 2003 Passat wagon, it should require a $350 brake job? The brakes are down to 3/32 according to the dealer. They seem to be working fine. I'm kind of a car ignoramus.
#1379 of 3341 Re: Brakes [tamaraster]
by MrShift@Edmunds HOST
Oct 04, 2005 (2:24 pm)
Depends how you drive and where you live really, regarding brake pad life. Also the type of pads they put on the car at the factory. If you're in San Francisco type country or Colorado, sure you might eat up brakes that fast (or faster) but if you are a slow driver in Kansas, that sounds a bit premature.
Short answer: Might not be a sign of anything wrong, no.
#1380 of 3341 Re: Brakes [tamaraster]
Oct 05, 2005 (5:35 am)
Is this for the rear brakes, front brakes or both?
If you search here and other forums, you'll soon realize that the rear brakes are prone to wearing out before the fronts, in many cases. And 23,000 miles is not unheard of as mileage for the rears. My rears needed done at 25,000 miles on my 2003 wagon - DIY and it will cost about $80 in parts (quality after-market ordered online - Ate rotors and PBR pads). Dealer supplied pads and rotors are pretty costly. Seeing your final comment, you might want to check around for a better price with an independent garage - don't let them cut the rotors, though, just replace 'em. They're prone to warping if you cut them.